A ritual re-reading of the Congressional testimony from the 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot commission. Excerpts were selected by our collaborators and read in the contemporary locations to which the historical testimonies refer. In most cases, the spaces referred to in the 1917 testimony have been all but dismantled by a century of racially motivated erasure and systemic neglect.
Collaborators: Katherine Miles, Rodericka Olden, Lore’al Perkins, Terraine Simmons, Alajah Vales, and Toyreale Williams
A project by:
Treasure Shields Redmond & Jesse Vogler
Special Thanks to Denise Ward Brown and Carolyn Kribs